Bruce Checefsky of the Cleveland Institute of Art discusses Poland's first avant-garde filmmakers, how their work expresses the fraught situation in Warsaw in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and his recreation of Themerson films lost during the Nazi occupation and World War II.
The Sundance Film Festival typically begins with a question. Which film on this year's slate will achieve the level of success found by one of last year's hits. And so, Sundance 2013 begins with festival goers asking: "What will be this year's Beasts of the Southern Wild?"
Director Zuzanna Solakiewicz reveals a little-known piece of Jewish history: a gravesite in Poland of three holy masters, covered up during World War II. Travel to Poland with Meir Moszkowicz on Yorzeit (the anniversary of the death of Master Zvi) in this beautiful documentary.
How did New York end up with public theater, Shakespeare in Central Park, and subway posters for Broadway shows? How did Meryl Streep, David Mamet, and George C. Scott get started? Directors Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen discuss their documentary portrait of the man responsible for it all, Joe Papp.
The filmmaker behind December's Indie Night film speaks about his directorial approach, conflicting defintions of what is art and what is a hobby, and the largely unrecognized San Diego arts scene.
Romanian director Radu Gabrea talks about his latest docu-drama about the Romanian revolution and the final three days of the rule of communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena.
Against the expectations of many, a trio of Romanian culture warriors fought to bring this year's Making Waves festival to the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Hear them talk about the event in a special podcast interview.
We sat down with director Tudor Giurgiu and actors Andi Vasluianu and Monica Bîrlădeanu to discuss their Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema opening night film, the true events that inspired it, balancing humor and drama, the Romanian film community, and sperm donation.
This NYFF '11 Main Slate selection has been dazzling festival audiences all year and is now in theaters in select cities. We spoke with the Georgian filmmaker about tongue twisters, the editing booth and her award-winning film starring Gael García Bernal and Hani Furstenberg.